Loro Parque day

Trip Start Aug 20, 2007
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Trip End Sep 09, 2007


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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Loro Parque is Puerto de la Cruz which is over a mountain pass with lots of switchback roads.
Being a volcanic island the rocks around here remind me of the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road.
The climate is different to anywhere I've been; it gets down to 22 degrees overnight and up to about 30 degrees during the day.
Water temperature is 22 degrees and the black sand is around 47 degrees by 11am. Sunrise is currently at about 8am and sunset is around 9pm.
On the way to Loro Parque we drove through part of the area that was bushfire affected last month.
Loro Parque is a Seaworld plus (from my perspective).






We saw the Orca show being careful not to sit in the Splashzone which should be renamed the Showerzone. If I was to use one word to describe the shows it would be 'orchestrated'. Add any adjective in front to get an idea of how good the shows are.
We also saw the Sealion show which was also fantastic, if anything this was better than the Orca show as the trainers have worker longer with the Sealions.



There are also gorillas, chimpanzies, a white lion and hundreds of different birds (amongst others).










The highlight for me is the penguin display where you stand on a moning walkway and travel along at just above water level so that you see the penguins swimming from both above and below water.



We drive back a slightly different way and end up driving throught he clouds so that we are above cloud level. On Teneriffe the weather patterns for parts of the island are completely different.
For the motorists at home you can road register quad bikes.
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